Karachi College (KU) has introduced to conduct semester examinations primarily based on a hybrid mannequin after drawing robust backlash from college students over its resolution to begin conventional examinations from 21 September.
KU’s Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof. Dr. Khalid Iraqi, accorded approval to carry semester exams underneath a hybrid mannequin throughout a gathering of the Deans Committee held on the VC Secretariat.
In keeping with particulars, the hybrid exams mannequin will include each conventional exams and the analysis of assignments, assessments, class actions, shows, and viva voice performed throughout on-line lessons held within the Coronavirus lockdown.
The normal exams will now be held from 1 January to twenty-eight February on the premise of on-campus lessons and their marks could be merged with the analysis marks of assignments and different actions carried out throughout the on-line lessons organized within the Coronavirus lockdown.
On the very first day of the resumption of educational exercise after the Coronavirus lockdown, KU college students waged a protest in opposition to the college’s administration, demanding to postpone semester exams ranging from 21 September. They claimed that the standard of schooling throughout the on-line lessons was abysmal and it might be unfair to carry conventional exams primarily based on materials taught throughout the on-line lessons.
Final month, KU had determined to carry conventional exams from 21 September in case the Federal authorities broadcasts the reopening of academic institutes from 15 September after a decline in Coronavirus instances. In any other case, it might conduct on-line exams by way of Skype, Google Classroom, Microsoft Groups, or WhatsApp.